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LIRIK reveals the personal reason he doesn’t use a webcam on Twitch

Published: 3/Jun/2020 19:42 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 20:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid briefly touched on the ongoing issues in the United States during a June 3 broadcast and explained how they relate to him not using a webcam.

LIRIK is one of Twitch’s most popular personalities, boasting over two million followers on that platform alone. His streams include playthroughs of popular titles like Half-Life to multiplayer gems like Call of Duty and Escape from Tarkov.

However, what made his rise to stardom so much more impressive was how he didn’t use a webcam – something so many of the top streamers do to help grow their streams and interact with viewers.

Now, LIRIK has delved into why it is he didn’t use one when he first started streaming on Twitch.

“You know, one of the reasons why I never used a cam to begin with or if I did, probably because I am brown, I don’t think I would be as popular as I was when I started out,” the streamer explained.

“That was one of the reasons. Cause I mean, like sh*t dude, after f**king 9/11 and sh*t, it was kinda weird being perceived online,” he added. “And just like, growing up like that. You kind of feel like you don’t know what people are thinking at all.”

According to Zahid, not having a cam actually may have helped out and paid dividends in the long run.

“Being without a cam kind of helped out, because people don’t just have pre-conceived notions online or whatever. And you know people don’t have filters online, they’ll just judge you straight up,” he continued.

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LIRIK is one of Twitch’s most popular names.

The streamer likewise expressed that, the end of the day, he stands for peace and equality.

In wake of current events, it’s certainly eye-opening to see why he decided to go without streaming with a webcam for all those years.

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Kenzie Ziegler’s boyfriend throws shade after TikTok Room Awards loss

Published: 29/Nov/2020 22:43

by Charlotte Colombo

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After Dance Moms alumni Kenzi Ziegler missed out on honors at the TikTok Room Awards, her boyfriend, Tacoda Dubbs, made his feelings on the loss clear with a petty comment on social media.

It was a tense night on November 28 as the stars of TikTok anxiously awaited the results of TikTok Room’s first-ever awards show. Among the 28 categories, one of the most highly-contested ones was ‘Best Dancer (Female),’ as a total of seven TikTok stars were in the running for this award, including Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio, Jalaiah Harmon, Haley Sharpe, Zoi Lerma, Syera Plitt, and Kenzie Ziegler.

However, Charli D’Amelio ended up winning the category – which was voted for by fans – by a significant landslide. TikTok Room revealed that she picked up 33.7% of the voter share, and received 158,885 votes in total. Meanwhile, Kenzie Ziegler only received 11% of the votes, which landed her in fourth place.

As TikTok Room announced the results on their Instagram account, Kenzie Ziegler’s boyfriend, Tacoda Dubbs, commented a shady “ahahaha” under the post, implying that he was laughing at the result.

The plot then thickened when Dubbs posted a video of himself dancing with Kenzie on his Instagram story, quipping that she would “always be the best dancer to [him]”.

Fan responses to Tacoda’s fierce defense of his girlfriend’s loss were mixed; one Instagram user asked, “Why so petty? This is a VIRTUAL awards show”, while another user remarked that “it seems like he’s bringing down Charli to make his girlfriend feel good.”

Meanwhile, other fans agreed with Dubbs’ sentiments, claiming that Ziegler deserved to win more than D’Amelio.

“Maddie [Ziegler] and Kenzie walked so TikTok dancers can run,” one Instagram fan wrote, while another user remarked that Tacoda is “not wrong,” in a comment that amassed over 100,000 likes.

This is just the latest drama that’s been surrounding Ziegler and her family; Kenzie’s older sister – dancer and actress, Maddie Ziegler – found herself under scrutiny this November after it was announced that she would be playing a non-verbal autistic girl in the movie Music, which is directed by pop star Sia.